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TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION: A CHALLENGE TO SCHOOLS

“I (we) wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to […]

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THE TAINTED PROMISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

(This post originally appeared on the Independent Curriculum Group Blog as “My Twitter Problem.” It has been edited slightly to serve the transition to my personal blog.) We’ve been hearing it for years: Don’t blame electronic media for the bad things kids do using electronic media! Kids […]

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Milestones: The Interested Child turns 100

It’s been a week for even more milestones, and if you’ll allow me a moment of pride, I’ll share that the Independent Curriculum Group just took on its 75th Partner School (which makes a total of 78 Partners, with The Association of Boarding Schools, the Progressive Education […]

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Learning to Improve: Improvement Science and Defining Our Problems

I enjoy school strategy statements. These days they take the form, variously, of strategic visions, strategic priorities, or the tried-and-true strategic plans. Most of these are pretty interesting, although one can fault the form as being perhaps a little bit too standardized, like Brill Building hit songs […]

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Some Thoughts and Resources on Independent School Teaching

About ten years back, based on an article I had written for Independent School magazine, I was asked by the National Association of Independent Schools to put together a proposal for a book on hiring, training, and retaining teachers. An Admirable Faculty: Recruiting, Hiring, Training, and Retaining […]

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Que Será, Será: The Future of Independent Schools is Not One Thing Only

As usual I had a pretty amazing experience at the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference just ended (read participants’ thoughts here), buoyed along by some happy personal news and some uncommonly fine socializing. The student musical groups were a delight. Our Independent Curriculum Group reception […]

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Building the Public-Private School Bridge: A Construction Update

On rare occasions it is vouchsafed to us that something important in our lives should be truly important to others. This week a former student wrote a little disquisition for the Atlantic online on the matter of how educators in different sectors ought to be connecting with […]

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SLOW-GRADING TEACHERS: CANARIES IN OUR COAL MINES

This is what students call “Early Decision week,” and college counseling offices are quietly freaking out as they collate the last bits of paperwork to send off to colleges in support of students’ applications. When I directed such an office, the bane of my existence at this […]

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